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LEaRN Evaluation Module 2: The development of a tool for evaluating the indoor environment quality in learning spaces

P Soccio, B Cleveland, M Baguley

Springer Science+Business Media | Published : 2016

Abstract

Indoor environment quality (IEQ) is the combined impact of acoustics, lighting, thermal comfort and air quality on occupants inhabiting indoor spaces. It is the product of how indoor environments are designed, constructed, occupied and maintained. When IEQ is at substandard levels inside learning spaces, it can impact on how students and educators feel about that environment and/or perform in their day-today tasks. The importance of good IEQ performance inside learning environments is well recognised by national and international Green Building rating tools. The Australian Green Star Education Tool assigned 20% of the possible credits to IEQ performance, making it the second most important ‘..

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